On Silver Star Service Banner Day, we recognize those who have served our nation gallantly and remember the sacrifices of our wounded and ill veterans.
The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration for valor in combat. Many Silver Star recipients are interred at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, including the five veterans listed below.
Sergeant Donald Ralph Walters
Global War on Terror, Silver Star awarded 2003
First Lieutenant Lester Allen Rogers
Vietnam War, Silver Star awarded 1966
Colonel Homer Price Dittemore
World War II, Silver Star awarded 1945
Major Clovis Dee Heard
World War II, Silver Star awarded 1944
Brigadier General William Dorrance Beach
Spanish-American War, Two Silver Stars awarded 1898
You can honor these and other veterans with a wreath of remembrance this holiday season. By sponsoring wreaths through the CGSC Foundation and Wreaths Across America, you ensure that the service and sacrifice of these veterans are not forgotten.
Learn more about the CGSC Foundation’s Wreaths Across American campaign using the links below.
CGSC Foundation Wreath Sponsorship Page, Wreaths Across America
Foundation kicks off 2021 Wreaths Across America campaign, CGSC Foundation
Foundation wraps up 2020 participation in Wreaths Across America, CGSC Foundation